Bri Edwards

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Death Row: California Style... [death Penalty; Prisons; Short; Opinion] - Poem by Bri Edwards

I read in my magazine just the other day,
of nearly 800 inmates on “Death Row”. NO Way!
I don’t know if their offenses involved poison, knife, or gun,
but IF sentenced-to-death-they-ARE, “Let’s get it done! ”

One hears, of course, that some are (after years) vindicated,
THEN one hears “It’s good that [to kill them] we waited! ”
But, though some mistakes are made, I STILL do say:
“NONE have been executed in nearly TEN years? ! NO way! ! ”

Let’s show that our legal system has more teeth.
Don’t “waste” tax dollars. AND give, instead, to others relief.
Think of them who have suffered from prisoners’ abuses.
Start the executions again. I want NO excuses!

(April 6, 2015)

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Poet's Notes about The Poem

does this seem harsh to YOU? hmmm? bri :)

Comments about Death Row: California Style... [death Penalty; Prisons; Short; Opinion] by Bri Edwards

  • Lyn Paul (4/6/2015 5:31:00 PM)

    Here, People were taking breaks in jail to pay for there fines. Why not, bed, tv and interesting company.
    The Death penalty is a tough one. No longer in Aust. Yet some of the crimes, I do wonder. The Judges are not tough enough and always favour the criminal. Thank you
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 6, 2015

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